Index of News and Press Releases

New Service Pack (October 10th, 2017)

New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview (August 4th, 2017)

New Service Pack (January 19 2017)

New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview (October 1st, 2016)

New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview (November 27th, 2015)

VPsolutions now with AutoCAD 2015 Support (August 1st, 2014)

New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview (May 28th, 2013)

New VPindex Version 4 (May 16 2011)

New VP Software Versions (May 09 2011)

New Service Pack (February 10 2011)

New VPHybridCAD Version 11 (October 29 2010)

New VPmap Series Version 4 (October 29 2010)

Scan Editing and Conversion now available for AutoCAD 2010 (September 10 2009)

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New Service Pack

Munich, October 10th 2017:

For all current VPHybridCAD, VPview and VPmap Series products a new Service Pack is available for a software update. Beside improvements and corrections this service pack includes the support of the AutoCAD 2018 DWG file format. The update is recommended for all stand-alone installations.

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New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview

Munich, August 4th 2017:

softelec introduces for all product families a new Release.

For VPHybridCAD and VPview this is Version 14.1, for VPmap and VPindex Version 7.1.
All new products come with a new, modern user interface and are fully compatible with Windows 10.
All VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series are now ready to run with AutoCAD 2018, as well as with their vertical derivates (supported AutoCAD versions: 2010 - 2018)

Highlights of the new Release


A complete list of all new and improved features you can find here.


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New Service Pack

Munich, January 19th 2017:

For all current VPHybridCAD, VPview and VPmap Series products a new Service Pack is available for a software update. The update is recommended for all stand-alone and AutoCAD installations.

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New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview

Munich, October 17th 2016:

softelec introduces for all product families a new Release.

For VPHybridCAD and VPview this is Version 14, for VPmap and VPindex Version 7.
All new products come with a new, modern user interface and are fully compatible with Windows 10.
All VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series are now ready to run with AutoCAD 2017, as well as with their vertical derivates (supported AutoCAD versions: 2010 - 2017)

Highlights of the new Release


A complete list of all new and improved features you can find here.


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New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview

Munich, November 27th 2015:

softelec introduces for all product families a new Release.

For VPHybridCAD and VPview this is Version 13, for VPmap and VPindex Version 6.
All new products come with a new, modern user interface and are fully compatible with Windows 10.
All VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series are now ready to run with AutoCAD 2016, as well as with their vertical derivates (supported AutoCAD versions: 2010 - 2016)

Highlights of the new Release


A complete list of all new and improved features you can find here.


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VPsolutions now with AutoCAD 2015 Support

Munich, August 1st 2014:

softelec introduces for all product families a new Release.

The new Version 12.1 of VPHybridCAD and Version 5.1 of VPmap Series adds full support of AutoCAD 2015 and its derivates.
In addition the VPview Version 12.1 and VPindex Version 5.1 have been released.
Beside from the added AutoCAD 2015 support this release includes multiple fixes and improvements applicable to all our products.


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New Release of VPHybridCAD, VPmap Series, VPindex, and VPview

Munich, May 28th 2013:

softelec introduces for all product families a new Release.

For VPHybridCAD and VPview this is Version 12, for VPmap and VPindex Version 5.
All new products come with a new, modern user interface and are fully compatible with Windows 8.
With this new Release VPHybridCAD and VPmap supports also the AutoCAD Versions 2013 and 2014 as well as their derivates.
All products with an integrated Text Recognition Module (OCR) come with the latest OCR technology.

Beside others, additional new features are an integrated file browser and a mainly improved PDF support.


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New VPindex/VPindex lite Version 4

Munich, Mai 16 2011:

VPindex has been released in a new version 4 while the new VPindex lite offers a functional and economic product alternative.

VPindex V4 provides more flexibility and easier handling to capture, process, index and archive legacy scan drawings or CAD files. The software mainly manages to record index data from drawing title blocks or from any other position found across the documents. Relevant text or numerical content can be captured by built-in OCR support, including barcode and checkbox interpretation. All recorded index data will be organized in individually defined field sets for seamless export into a database or into a document management system.

As part of an indexing process documents may also be automatically cleaned, rotated or calibrated to standard paper formats. Updated documents will be sent directly to the target archive. Automatic file renaming provides an option for definite, unique document identification. New file names can be generated by using any of the recorded index content.

VPindex supports various image file formats, .pdf, .dxf and .dwg for processing and export. Finalized documents may also be converted automatically to a desired uniform archive format. Single and multi-page file support is available for import and export. The VPindex standard version additionally includes extensive functions to comfortably edit, revise or enhance the content of single drawing documents.

Workflow steps are set up individually for an automatic or interactive process mode. All process settings will be saved and are easily accessible for repeated use or for adaptations to following tasks at any time.

As an application alternative, VPindex lite is designed to capture, clean, index and archive documents only in interactive mode, meaning that documents need to be reviewed and confirmed one after another once they are compiled for a process batch. With only limited cleanup functions available VPindex lite will still record and export index data as the standard version.


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New VP Software Versions

Munich, May 09 2011:

New software versions have been released for all VPHybridCAD, VPview and VPmap Series products. The new release contains various program refinements and additionally supports inside AutoCAD 2012 operation.

Current VPHybridCAD V11 or VPmap Series V4 licenses can be set up to run inside AutoCAD 2012 with an installation of the new software version.

VP software with an up-to-date release state running inside AutoCAD 2004-2011 or using the stand alone mode, can be easily updated with a self-running update package.

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New Service Pack

Munich, February 10 2011:

For all current VPHybridCAD, VPview and VPmap Series products a new Service Pack is available for a software update. The update is recommended for all stand-alone and AutoCAD installations.

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New VPHybridCAD Version 11

Munich, October 29 2010:

softelec has just released a new Version 11 of its VPHybridCAD software for editing and converting scanned technical drawings. VPHybridCAD V11 now supports all AutoCAD versions from 2004 to 2011. All VPHybridCAD products also support the 64bit versions of AutoCAD 2010 and 2011 making use of expanded memory and performance. For stand-alone operation VPHybridCAD V11 products now run on Windows 7, XP, and Vista in full 64bit mode. With a number of new and re-designed functions and features VPHybridCAD V11 continues to provide seamless access to scanned technical documents, either for detailed revisions with direct hybrid editing tools, or for complete automatic vector conversion.

For all VPHybridCAD products, such as VPraster and VPstudio, PDF file import has been largely expanded. While most variations of PDF files with embedded raster images are supported, even PDF data containing vector data can be loaded and handled. A PDF/A export format option for long-term file storage has also been added.

Aside from a variety of internal refinements, such as optional raster selection limited to element intersections, symbol search recognition has been enhanced to also work on legacy DXF or DWG drawings. The function automatically converts recurrent groups of entities into blocks with attributes for unified handling, administration or replacement. This is especially helpful for legacy CAD drawings which are missing block structures, like electrical symbols, assembly components, windows, doors, furniture etc.

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New VPmap Series Version 4

Munich, October 29 2010:

softelec's VPmap Series software products are released in a new version 4. Both products, VPmap and VPmap pro, provide a unique set of functions for capturing spatial data from scanned maps with cost-saving efficiency. VPmap Series V4 now runs on Windows 7, XP, and Vista in full 64bit mode. For use inside AutoCAD/AutoCAD Map 3D all versions from 2004 to 2011 are supported. The new VPmap Series versions also support AutoCAD/AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 and 2011 in 64bit mode, making use of expanded memory and performance, especially for large image data.

VPmap and VPmap pro offer a flexible and independent platform for accessing spatial data from scanned maps for cadastral projects, land development, land survey, geology, and many more. New functions in Version 4 include an enhanced assignment and handling of meta data (attributes). Attributes can be converted to text labels and vice versa. All attribute functions are now also available inside AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D.

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Scan Editing and Conversion now available for AutoCAD 2010

Munich, September 10 2009:

softelec has released a new version of its VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series software for editing and conversion of scanned technical and geographical documents. The products now support all AutoCAD platforms from 2004 to 2010. However, users will still have a free choice of stand-alone Windows or AutoCAD-based operation during installation.

While complying with AutoCAD’s “ribbon style” interface VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series users can also make use of the CUI file support in former AutoCAD versions, allowing for seamless toolbar handling inside AutoCAD.


VPstudio/VPmap levelling AutoCAD up to fully "hybrid"


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